Dianne & Shane’s IVF & Egg Donor Journey

Our journey through IVF, starting Egg Donor Angels, our egg donor angel search and journey and the arrival of our miracle boy Liam from our South African egg donor angel xox

Transfer done, now the 2ww xox

Posted by on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Dianne & Shane's IVF & Egg Donor Journey, Dianne & Shane's journey to have a sibling for Liam | 8 comments

It’s our last full day in Cape Town and whilst we are looking forward to going home there is a tinge of sadness to leave this beautiful city and the friends we have made along our journey xox Our egg donor gave us some wonderful eggs and we ended up with 2 fabulous quality embryo’s to transfer and 6 in the freezer 🙂 Transfer was Monday and all went wonderfully and we are now in the 2ww nervously…  each step is so very hard, its the decision to use an egg donor or for us to do another cycle after our last miscarriage and negative, it’s the process of seeing if your egg donor is suitable then the cycle begins and are they responding and well and...

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We’ve arrived in Cape Town for our new cycle xox

Posted by on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 in Dianne & Shane's IVF & Egg Donor Journey, Dianne & Shane's journey to have a sibling for Liam | 3 comments

We arrived on Saturday night exhausted and spent Sunday just relaxing and settling in again…  After a crazy week at home in the lead up to coming here.. typical of us to have so much going on at any given time hehehe but that’s just who we are xox Yesterday I had my lining scan and it’s looking great.. our donor also had her scans and everything is looking good, phew! It was lovely to see Dr Matabese and Danelle at Cape Fertility again, such gorgeous people and they make this journey much easier and nicer xox We met a couple of lovely recipients in the waiting room, a Mum and Daughter that were actually on our flight on the way over.. she made me cry...

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Getting closer, endo scratch done, started medications, tick… xox

Posted by on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Dianne & Shane's IVF & Egg Donor Journey, Dianne & Shane's journey to have a sibling for Liam | 2 comments

So I did the endo scratch last week just in the Gyno’s consult rooms, it wasn’t as bad as I expected but wasn’t pleasant either…  we decided to do it to give us every possible chance 🙂  For those planning or thinking about doing the endo scratch..  I took a pain killer about 1/2 hour before it and it was uncomfortable but I figure the research indicates it works so to me it’s worth doing.. I started my estrogen this week and clexane, so now it’s starting to get real 🙂 One week tomorrow we fly out…  not long now and I’m starting to get a wee bit nervous 🙂 It’s amazing how one minute you think its ages...

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